Clergy support and caregiver expectations for support: A replication study

Karen M. Robinson, Sarah Ewing, Stephen Looney

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Clergy support is an important type of support that has often been neglected. The purpose of this study is to determine how knowledgeable clergy are about Alzheimer's disease (AD), what expectations AD families hold for support from clergy, and how clergy knowledge and caregiver expectations differ between a rural and urban area. Ries survey7 in Montana of clergy knowledge and caregiver expectations for support was replicated. The Montana study drew a clergy response rate of 41 percent compared with a 22 percent rate in this study. Responses of Kentuckiana families indicated less satisfaction with clergy support than found in Ries study. Findings suggested the need for more educational opportunities for clergy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)180-189
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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